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Ga. Parole Board to Determine Fate of Convicted Cop Killer

September 19, 2011  | 

Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles is now meeting to determine whether to grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis or allow his execution set for Wednesday to go forward as planned. Davis sits on death row for the 1989 murder of an off-duty Savannah police officer, Mark Allen MacPhail.

Davis, who has always maintained his innocence, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the state prison in Jackson.

Davis’ case generated worldwide attention after a number of witnesses recanted or backed away from trial testimony that implicated Davis in the shooting. Some people later pointed to another man at the murder scene as the killer. But one court after another has rejected Davis' claims. His legal appeals appear to be exhausted, so the parole board could be his last chance to avoid execution.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Cop Killers, Death Penalty Cases, Parolees, Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Metro PD


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leonard Mather @ 9/19/2011 7:48 PM

I am from Marietta and follow this case closely. The killing of an officer should be a known-known resulting in the death sentence. Be aware of Josef Goebbels propagandizing techniques fromWW II. Repeat a lie often enough over a long enough time and people succumb to revising perceptions, some die, some disappear, some flee to avoid conflict. The mistake here was in not being decisive, i.e., shit or get off the pot.

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